90’s kids, do you remember the khas grass that our parents used to attach to the walls of our air coolers in the summer months? That is what Vetiver grass is, and as unglamorous as it may sound, vetiver water carries a bunch of skincare benefits. A number of skincare brands in India have recently launched Vetiver Water face mists, and I recently got my hands on the Kamaakshi Botanicals Vetiver Water Face and Body Mist in a subscription box that reached my doorstep right before a heat wave engulfed my city. Here are my thoughts on this product after testing it out in 40+ degrees Celsius weather.
The ZoBox is the only subscription service that I have stuck to since it first started out, because I love the curation of products and honestly feel that they provide great value for money. This month’s ZoBox is a women special edition and provides 5 products that every woman would love, at a super affordable price of INR 499. Read on to find out what I received in this month’s box.
While we all may love our Chanel Number 5, most of us cannot afford it for day to day use. This is where body mists and splashes come into the picture and I have recently fallen in love with the Nike Body Splashes. Read on to find out what these body splashes have to offer.
The Nike Body Splashes are long-lasting subtle and classic fragrances that last on the skin for a good 5-7 hours depending on how much you sweat and where you live. They have variants for both men and women and the scents vary from sporty fresh fragrances to sweet or musky ones. The sleek plastic packaging is super compact and light weight, extremely easy to carry around or to travel with. Also, the price ranges between INR 180-220, which is very affordable for regular use.
While Fission is a subtle sweet scent, Up or Down is slightly more zesty. If you do not like flowery or fruity body mists then these will be up your alley. Urban Musk for men is true to its name and has a classic masculine, strong musky scent.
Overall, these body splashes check all the right boxes for me and I love experimenting with a new variant every time. They are very unique when compared to most body mists in the market and their subtle scents are perfect for those who do not like their fragrances to be too overpowering. In summary, they are absolute value for money and I highly recommend that you try at least one of these scents out.
Available at most local pharmacies and drugstores in India.
I always tend to switch up my fragrance when the weather moves from summer to winter. While I am all about light, aquatic-floral scents in the summer months, I prefer something warmer, sweeter, and muskier in the winters. This year, my winter scent is The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose Fragrance Mist. The Body Shop has different scents in its musk range but this is the perfect one for me because it isn’t too spicy or sweet, and nor is it too strong and manly, due to the floral hits of rose.
When you first spray the scent, the top notes that are quite musky will hit you and it will smell more sharp than floral, but once you let it settle for around 20-30 minutes, it turns into a beautiful blend of musk and rose. I would call it a sophisticated and warm floral scent which is a more grown-up scent than an out an out floral but not too mature either. The longevity of this mist is pretty good too, it does fade throughout the day but a faint fragrance stays on my skin even the next day. It is of course not as strong as a perfume because it is a body mist but if you do not want to fill the room with fragrance yet want to smell good throughout the day then this soft fragrance will do the job for you. If you want to build it up then you can even opt for the body lotion from the range.
Overall, I am really pleased with my choice of fragrance for the cold weather and will recommend this body mist to all those who have a similar preference in scents. This mist retails for around INR 1200, which is approximately half the price of the perfume in the same scent, making it a more affordable option for students and young professionals. Personally, I do find The Body Shop products overpriced in India but still like to invest in their body mists because they last so long and suit my taste really well. So the next time you are at a Body Shop store do give this scent a whiff and I am sure you will love it too!
Perfumes are some of the most expensive personal care items in the world. A good perfume is a guilty pleasure which is best received as a birthday present instead of purchased with one’s own hard earned money 😛 Luckily, we now have body mists in the market which bring some of the most popular scents of perfume brands at approximately half the price. Unfortunately, the body mists of brands such as The Body Shop are still fairly expensive in India and are perhaps not the most pocket-friendly for many. This is why I decided to try out the Natural Bath & Body Wild Wonder Body Mist, which is one of the most affordable body mists available in India.
When freshly sprayed, this body mist has a strong floral scent with a strange salty-aquatic undertone that may put off many. However, give it some time to settle and it tones down to a mild floral scent with no hints of that saltiness. Since it is a body mist and not an Eau de Parfum, it does not last on the skin for more than 2-3 hours, but if you do not like to retouch your fragrance throughout the day then you can spritz some on your clothes for 5-6 hours of longevity. The floral scent is definitely nothing too signature or outstanding, but if you want to smell pleasant on a regular day, without your fragrance standing out too much, then this will do the job. I also love the spray on this bottle because it releases a fine and even mist instead of squirting out big droplets.
Priced at INR 325 for a 200 ml travel-friendly plastic bottle, this body mist is pretty affordable for a decent fragrance. It is nothing too amazing but not a dud product either. Since I like switching up my perfumes, I won’t be repurchasing this any time soon but I will certainly finish up this bottle (and hope that someone gifts me a fabulous perfume on a special occasion 😉 ). If you know of any affordable and good perfumes in India then do let me know in the comments below. In the meantime, if you wish to purchase this one then click on this link.
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When it comes to perfumed products, The Body Shop is the leader of the game. Their body mists are the only products I use to keep smelling great all day long. As the weather is getting warmer, a soft, summery scent is the need of the hour and if you haven’t found your perfect fragrance yet then do try The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus Fragrance Mist.
This one is a mild aqua scent with floral undertones. It reminds me of the scent emanating from a pool of water lilies. In my opinion, this body mist combines the freshness of a splash of water with the sweetness of summer blossoms, for a faint scent that offers respite from the sweltering heat. Bear in mind that this is a body mist, therefore, do not expect the longevity or strength of a perfume. You may need to refresh this scent throughout the day or can layer it with other products from the range. On its own, I am still able to smell the faint notes after 4 hours but they are not enough to fill the room with fragrance as soon as you walk in.
Also, can we spare a moment to appreciate the fascinating packaging of this product, I would purchase it just to decorate my dressing table. The Body Shop has recently been revamping the packaging of all their products and the new packaging is sleeker and has accents of black that impart it a high-end appeal. The intricate black design of this bottle looks so alluring, just like the perfume it holds. A 100 ml bottle is priced at INR 1095, which is quite pricey, but once you smell the fragrance, you will fall in love with it. This gem is definitely going to be my scent for Summer 2017.
‘Tis the season of strawberries galore and I am immersing myself in the scent of this succulent fruit. As if consuming strawberries with every meal is not enough, I insist on smelling like a strawberry all day long and that’s where this body mist comes into the picture!
The Body Shop Strawberry Body Mist has a sweet strawberry candy scent with a very faint sour undertone that is reminiscent of the aftertaste of the fruit. The scent lingers on all day long and you only need a little spritz if you do not want to go overboard.
Priced at INR 795 for a 100 ml bottle, I think that the Body Shop Body Mists are an affordable alternative to their perfumes that cost much more. In fact, the longevity of the mists is better than that of some of the not too expensive perfumes of other brands that I have tried. I would recommend this body mist to all those who love fruity scents and are not averse to slightly sickening sweet smells.
What is your favorite Spring fragrance? I would love to get some great recommendations 🙂